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Old 04-12-2008, 06:01 PM   #1
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Removal of SUSE


Greetings,

I want to uninstall SUSE 10.0.

But here is what is strange, I have only typing enviroments. And I can't find commands for fromating the drive and these thing.

I tried to boot from different OS CD's, but nothing happens. I don't have the SUSE 10.0 in my position right now, and I'm in a hurry.

If there are any easy ways of doing it please post. And explain it to me like you would a child.

Thanks in advance
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Old 04-12-2008, 06:28 PM   #2
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Hello,

Am I to understand that you want to uninstall SUSE and reinstall it or do you Dual Boot and you only want the other operating system.

If you are trying to uninstall and reinstall, then just reinstall and you will automatically write over your old SUSE install. You can get the disk by downloading the image file from the web, but you need a computer to do this (catch-22). Please elaborate further on how you have you system set up.

1. Is SUSE the only system installed on your machine? if not, what others?

2. Is something broken with your bios? Usually if you press a key like F12 or F10, you can boot to another disk. Does this feature work for you?

On a side note, you cannot uninstall SUSE using SUSE. You need someother tool from another Operating system to destroy another current operating system.

- Jim
 
Old 04-12-2008, 06:35 PM   #3
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Why are you in a hurry to format the drive when you have nothing else that boots?? That will leave you with no OS and no way to run your PC! What are you wanting to install afterwards?

EDIT: Just noticed jimbo1708 replied while I was typing - must type faster.

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On a side note, you cannot uninstall SUSE using SUSE.
This is true for any OS, unless of course, you have booted from a floppy or CD.

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Old 04-12-2008, 07:37 PM   #4
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1: Yes, SUSE is the only OS on the computer.
2: No, nothing is broken. Just difficult.

I have other OS CD's in my posession (say like XP). I have tried SUSE, and it just was a little weird for me. Something as easy as installing something in windows is a term paper in SUSE. And since I don't have anyone to teach me it will take time from me that I can't spend.

Again I am so used to Windows that I hoped that there would be some easy steps to remove the OS. Like Format C:.
 
Old 04-12-2008, 08:31 PM   #5
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There is. Boot from your XP CD and choose the appropriate options for new install and format drive. Perhaps, afterwards, you might want to set up a dual-boot with SuSE so you can learn it at your own speed. That's how a lot of folks make the switch.
 
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In the bootloader I only have two options, SUSE LINUX 10.0 and SUSE LINUX 10.0 (Failsafe). Boot from CD isn't an option. So even if I put in the XP cd (or any other for that matter), nothing happens.

So is there a command line that will enable me to boot from CD?

Or maybe how to get back my desktop enviroment?

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Old 04-13-2008, 05:52 AM   #7
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Booting from CD is done in BIOS, not the bootloader. If your machine won't boot the XP CD, you need to run Setup and change the BIOS boot device sequence.
 
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I know that this is really done in bios, but it still does not do anything. And I really need this done.

I have now downloaded the SUSE CD from opensuse.org, and started with this CD. Still nothing
 
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You keep saying, "it doesn't do anything." Exactly what do you mean by that?

Tell us step-by-step what you're doing so we can try to fix the problem.
 
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alright, I start with booting the PC with the CD inside. Even if the Priority in BIOS is booting from CD, right after the bios loader it says:

"Grub loading stage 1.5
Grub loading, Please wait."

And then it's back to the boot loader. And its two options as I described earlier (regular and Failsafe). And after loading you get in the Terminal window (if that's what it's called), the same as pressing ctrl+alt+F1. So no Desktop.

By saying "it doesn't do anything", I mean that the autorun command that usually starts when using an OS CD doesn't start. So that I am stuck with my command lines again.
 
Old 04-13-2008, 09:18 AM   #11
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OK, first let's try the desktop. type startx and see if that works.

On a side note, do you have more than one CD drive, and can you read the CD contents?
 
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I get "No startx installed", I guess it's not supposed to do that.
 
Old 04-13-2008, 09:39 AM   #13
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What about my second question? Do you have more than one CD drive, and can you read the contents of the CD?

Also, I'm assuming you're using a different PC to post here... If so, try reading the CD on that one, or try booting it there.
 
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I can read the content of the CD on the other computer.
 
Old 04-13-2008, 10:16 AM   #15
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Iler,

I think you are simply missing the key that starts the boot selector. When you first turn your computer on and you see that image that says dell, intel or IBM or something (it will be the very first graphic you see on your computer screen), you should look in the corners of the screen for anything that says F?? Setup. Usually it is F2 for set up. Maybe you might get lucky and find another button like 'other boot options' or something like that, so try it and select the DVD/CD drive. If its not that easy, go into the F2 set up menu and change the boot order so that CD/DVD is before your hard drive (HDD). Please post if this failed.

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